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FRIDAY, JAN. 30, 2009

Grier, Toreros take on GU  

Bill Grier spent 16 years as a Gonzaga assistant coach and he helped recruit many of the current Gonzaga Bulldogs before moving on to San Diego two years ago. In his first trip back last year, USD fell behind 15-0 en route to losing 80-70...

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Arizona forward Jordan Hill, right, grabs a rebound over Gonzaga forward Ira Brown, left, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, in Phoenix. (Paul Connors / Associated Press)

WSU prepares for test in Tucson 11 

COUGARS It's sometimes amazing how much a college basketball team can get through in an hour practice on the Friday between games on the road. From fundamentals to shooting to going over offenses to prepping for the opponent, there isn't much wasted time. Except beforehand...

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Be still my beating heart 

Like Red Foxx on the old Sanford and Son television sitcom, I'm not sure my heart can take much more of the Greater Spokane League drama.First on Tuesday it was the Shadle Park-Gonzaga Prep basketball game that most in attendance agreed was one of the...

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(Left to right) Gonzaga's Steven Gray, Saint Mary's Diamon Simpson and Omar Samhan and GU's Jeremy Pargo and Austin Daye battle for a rebound. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Day after Saint Mary's 15 

Let's begin the day-after Saint Mary's post in-house with John Blanchette's column, which neatly puts Gonzaga's 69-62 victory over the Gaels into perspective, and the S-R gamer. Here are additional links from the Contra Costa Times, Seattle Times and A.P.Here's a link to S-R photos...

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ASU upset, a day after 21 

COUGARS Nothing like an upset of No. 14 in the nation to get the comment section lighting up again. The one that read "WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO" was especially insightful. Just kidding. I understand the letting-off-steam aspect of this interactive media. Anyhow, let's move on to our usual...

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Gonzaga Prep’s Travis Long is making waves as a defensive lineman and is being watched by Division I programs.  (Rajah Bose / The Spokesman-Review)

Recruiting nears end for WSU football 

COUGARS This is the final few days of football recruiting, the final few days of football recruiting in Paul Wulff's first full class at Washington State, as defined by the first time he had all year to recruit. As the crucial season outside the season...

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Idaho bags big win over BSU 15 

The Vandals overcame a dreadful night at the free throw line (11 of 25) to pick up a 63-59 win over Boise State. It was Idaho's first win over BSU since 2001, and it came in front of the third-biggest crowd at Cowan Spectrum (4,731).If...

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